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The design and versatility of the Yale lock

The design and versatility of the Yale lock A Yale Lock is commonly known as a pin tumbler lock. The versatility of the Yale Lock makes them popular with Locksmiths and property owners alike. The reason they are popular with Locksmiths is that the internal cylinder can be changed without altering the boltwork hardware. The […]

The vulnerabilities of the Yale lock system

Vulnerabilities of the Yale lock system and how to overcome them All lock systems are susceptible to breakage and security issues. This is due to the pressures of forced entry that unfortunately is prevalent in our society today. The integrity of all lock systems is constantly being tested by forced entry activity. The Yale Lock […]

The Different Varieties of Mortice Lock

What are the different varieties of Mortice Lock? Mortice Locks are far more common in the UK and Europe and are widely used particularly on wooden doors rather than uPVC doors. In the UK the Mortice Lock is sometimes referred to as a ‘Chubb’ lock, this is simply down to Chubb being a brand leader […]

The versatility of Euro Cylinder locks

The versatility of Euro Cylinder locks for domestic & commercial properties The versatility of Euro Cylinder Locks means that they are by far the most popular means of locking today’s modern homes and commercial buildings. They are very popular not only with Locksmiths but door manufacturers as well because of this versatility. One of the […]

The security of Mortice locks

The security of Mortice locks Mortice locks are generally stronger and secure than a bored cylindrical lock. Ironically, installing a Mortice Lock initially can weaken the structure of a typical wooden door, but by choosing a 5 lever Mortice Lock your home will be more secure. Mortice Locks are also very versatile and can accommodate […]

The vulnerabilities of the Euro Cylinder lock

The vulnerabilities of the Euro Cylinder lock We have discussed the history and the popularity of the Euro Cylinder lock in previous articles, but there are issues with the security of these locks. The main vulnerabilities of the Euro Cylinder lock is their susceptibility to lock picking, lock snapping and lock bumping. Lock picking & […]

A brief history of the Mortice lock

We take a look at the brief history of the Mortice lock So, what is a Mortice lock? Put very simply a Mortice lock is a lock that requires a pocket (this is called the Mortice) to be cut into the door in which the lock is to be fitted. They are not as popular […]

The history of the Yale lock

The history of the Yale lock Although the History of the Yale Lock has a very British flavour, it’s origins are over the pond in America. It was the Yale family who invented the Yale Lock, which is essentially a pin tumbler lock. Having already invented the Cylinder lock in 1848,  it was Linus Yale, Jr. who […]

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